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Household Habits for Healthy Water

We all live in a watershed (an area of land that drains to a body of water).  In fact, every Lake County resident lives in the Lake Erie watershed.  Your actions on the land directly impact the quality of the river, streams, and lakes that make Lake County unique.  Rainwater and snow melt from your roof, lawn, and driveway, as well as our streets, ditches and parkig lots drain to small creeks.  These creeks feed the Grand River, Chagrin River, Arcola Creek, and Euclid Creek, or flow directly into the lake.  Along the way, this water can pick up oil and antifreeze from our cars, fertilizers and pesticides from our lawns, litter, grass clippings, leaves, and pet waste.

Educational materials created with a grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund